TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) India IT outsourcing giant needs to offer a good explanation for why engineers hired at its American outposts are 13 times as likely to be fired if they are not South Asian. In California, the company has to face trial over racial discrimination claims by Americans workers who lost their jobs at TCS offices in the U.S because they hadn’t been assigned to any of its clients.
On work-visa programs companies, the trial will cast a spotlight used to bring overseas workers to the U.S, a practice President Donald Trump has criticized in his protectionist push. The largest outsourcer TCS and rival Indian information technology staffing firms Infosys Ltd. and Wipro Ltd. have all been sequenced by the Trump administration to hire more Americans.
With an observe note, TCS company spokesman said “ Our success is based on our ability to provide the best talent available, both in the US and globally, based purely on the individual’s specialized experience, skills and fit for each client specific needs. TCS also strictly adheres to all federal and equal employment opportunity laws and regulations”
As per the complains it demonstrate that the jury is expected to be shown statistical evidence that the odds of race and national origin not being a factor in TCS termination decisions are less than one in a billion. However, Since 2011, the company fired 12.6 percent of its non-South Asian workers in the U.S compared with less than 1 percent of its South Asian employees.
According to the complete, the plaintiff has revealed that the TCS has engaged in a systematic pattern and practice of discrimination by favoring Indian ex-pat and visa-ready workers from India for U.S. positions. That has resulted in a workforce that is almost 80 percent South Asian, far greater than the 12 percent representation of South Asians in the U.S IT workforce.
The lead lawyer for the plaintiffs Daniel Kotchen has said “ the air, of the litigation, is to stop outsourcing firms from violating U.S. anti-discrimination laws.” he said that “ The U.S has the world’s strongest economy. Foreign corporations that seek to profit from our economic strength have to respect the law of our land”